Chief Ezechukwu Obonna, Special Adviser on Narcotics and Illicit Drugs Monitoring to Gov. Hope Uzodinma of Imo, has asked Imo residents to work towards making the state drug-free.
Obonna delivered the advice on Saturday, when he celebrated his birthday in Owerri, the capital of Imo State.
He recommended against using the hazardous narcotic Kush, which is created from human bones and chemicals, as well as inhaling human urine and remains and drug trafficking.
“Let us try to resist the temptation to become involved in the consumption and trafficking of illicit drugs, particularly the dangerous Sierra Leonean trend known as KUSH, which is a hard drug made from human bones and chemicals.”
“On this day of my birth, I hope and pray that we can all band together to combat the epidemic of drug abuse.”
“The fight begins in our homes, as all hands must be on deck to ensure that we help our God-sent governor achieve his genuine aim of making our state drug-free, as this will translate to making our state crime-free,” the governor added.
According to him, there were few or no occurrences of violent crimes throughout the holiday season, indicating that the state administration was winning the war on insecurity, which is sometimes abetted by drug misuse.
“The total reduction in the rate of drug demand will see us winning the war entirely,” he told reporters.